Is your child anxious?
â€œMommy, why do I worry so much?â€?
At some point, children with anxiety want to understand why they are suffering from persistent worry. Try walking your child through this infographic. Kids love to learn that worry actually has a very specific purpose: protection. Sometimes this protection mechanism can go a little haywire, but there are ways to come back from the frenetic â€œflight-or-fightâ€? mode into a calmer â€œrest-and-digestâ€? state.
The above linked infographic by no means represents all that you can do for a child with anxiety or panic attacks — but it’s a really good start and it’s simple enough that a school age child could even read it him or herself and understand.
Sometimes we adults require the same simplicity…